Marchant has three-game goal-scoring streak and four-game point-streak
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Todd Marchant Extends His Goal-Scoring and Point-Scoring Streaks; Jackets Fall 8-2
Marchant has three-game goal-scoring streak and four-game point-streak

Sunday, 11.13.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
Columbus Blue Jackets
(AP) - Alexander Frolov scored three goals in the opening 12:35 - on a power play, at even strength and short-handed - and Craig Conroy also had a hat trick to lead the Los Angeles Kings to an 8-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday.

Conroy added two assists and Frolov had one. Eric Belanger and Michael Cammalleri also scored goals for the Kings, who have earned points in four straight games and six of seven.

Conroy's five points, Frolov's four and Pavol Demitra's four assists - all in the first period - were career highs for each player.

It was Frolov's first career hat trick, coming in a span of 8:18 in the opening period as Los Angeles rolled to a 5-0 lead.

Conroy had three goals in a game for the second time in his career.

The Blue Jackets' Todd Marchant scored his third goal in three games and Jason Chimera also had a goal.

The Kings came in with the third-best record in the Western Conference, while the Blue Jackets were next-to-last and had scored fewer goals (32) than any NHL team. Columbus has lost six of seven and continues to founder without leading scorer Rick Nash, out until mid-December with a sprained knee.

After a turnover by Marchant, Frolov made it 2-0 on a one-timer off a drop pass from Demitra at 4:17.

With the Kings on a power play, Demitra tossed a cross-ice pass to Conroy. His shot hit the skate of defenseman Radoslav Suchy and bounced to Frolov, who one-timed the puck past goaltender Martin Prusek.

That gave the Kings a 3-0 lead on only five shots.

Frolov finished his hat trick on a short-handed rush, deking Marc Denis, who replaced Prusek after the third goal. Frolov scored on a backhander at 12:35. Kings goaltender Mathieu Garon, who made 27 saves, picked up an assist.

The Kings took a 1-0 lead 1:35 in on Conroy's soft shot from the left hash, assisted by Demitra and Frolov. The Kings' fifth goal of the opening period was also short-handed, with Conroy scoring his second off an assist from Demitra on a 2-on-1.

The five goals in the period matched the most given up by the Blue Jackets in franchise history, tying the mark set by the Kings in a 7-1 victory early in 2001.

The Kings made it 7-1 with two goals 2 minutes apart in the second period, Belanger notching his fifth on the power play and Cammalleri his fifth at even strength.

Conroy's third goal came on a nifty move in open ice as he skated sideways. He got the puck after it bounced off defenseman Bryan Berard and then rocketed it past Denis.

Chimera scored his fourth on a rebound late in the game.

Prusek had just two saves on five shots, and Denis gave up the other five goals with 18 saves.

Notes: The Kings are 9-5-4 in the series. ... Detroit's Jason Williams scored three goals in 10:48 of the first period in a 6-0 win at Columbus on Oct. 22. ... Columbus had not given up a short-handed goal in its first 17 games before giving up two in a span of 5:13 in the opening period.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Johansen 82 33 30 3 63
J. Wisniewski 75 7 44 0 51
B. Dubinsky 76 16 34 5 50
C. Atkinson 79 21 19 -4 40
A. Anisimov 81 22 17 -2 39
N. Foligno 70 18 21 5 39
R. Umberger 74 18 16 -3 34
M. Letestu 82 12 22 1 34
J. Johnson 82 5 28 -7 33
B. Jenner 72 16 13 6 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 32 20 5 .923 2.38
C. McElhinney 10 11 1 .909 2.70
 
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